Incredible new Cerec technology at City of London dentists
More and more dentists in the UK starting to use Cerec technology for improved dental restoration and repair work. Cerec, also known as chair-side restoration, is a revolutionary new dental technology that allows dentists to design, manufacture and fix dental crowns, veneers and inlays in a single visit.
It works by using the latest digital x-rays and three-dimensional imaging to produce an instant representation of the patient’s mouth on the screen. This is incredibly accurate and, needless to say, far quicker than the old methods of traditional x-rays and dental moulds which could often take days to prepare.
Once the dentist has the image of the patient’s mouth, they are then able to set about designing the perfect dental restoration on the computer. This information can then be passed to a mill that is operated by a computer. The mill sculpts the tooth from a single piece of carefully matched porcelain in only a few minutes per tooth. This can all take place in a single appointment.
Your City of London dentist will then be able to fix the dental crown or veneer using dental bonding and a dental laser. Because these new porcelain restorations are made from a single piece of porcelain they are incredibly strong and as such, can be a lot thinner than they used to be. This limits the amount of preparation work needed by the teeth.
Cerec represents an incredible leap forward for dentistry. It is reducing appointment times and waiting lists for all patients and allowing dentists more time to focus on each patient in turn. If you are thinking of having veneers or need a crown replaced, speak to your dentist about the possibilities of Cerec.